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Caring for children is my passion, says Meme Shaalukeni
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Caring for children is my passion, says Meme Shaalukeni

August 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Sixty-two-year old Meme Maria Shaalukeni’s heart aches at the thought of some parents who neglect their biological children. Shaalukeni, who founded the Megameno Children’s Home spoke to New Era yesterday about her passion for children. She does not always have... Read more
Who is your post-independence hero?
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Who is your post-independence hero?

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
“My post-independence hero does not have a name. These are people whose names are not known or have titles. They don’t have an office or get media coverage; they don’t get recognition. They are not invited to gala dinners or awards ceremonies but they do... Read more
Some of Namibia’s post-Independence sports icons
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Some of Namibia’s post-Independence sports icons

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Frank Fredericks Still widely regarded as one, if not the only, and best sprinter to have ever graced Namibian athletics, the then little-known Frank Fredericks became Namibia’s first ever Olympic medalist when he snatched a silver medal in the men’s 100-meter dash at the... Read more
Mukwahepo – woman, soldier, mother
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Mukwahepo – woman, soldier, mother

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Auguste yaImmanuel was the first Namibian woman to undergo military training and received the honorary military rank of colonel from former president Hifikepunye Pohamba during the 2007 Heroes Day Commemoration at Eenhana. She arrived in Tanganyika in July 1964, the only woman... Read more
The extraordinary Moses Mague //Garoëb
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The extraordinary Moses Mague //Garoëb

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
An avid reader and astute intellectual, Moses //Garoëb left an indelible print on the history of the liberation struggle as a contributor to UN resolutions that led to Resolution 435 and ultimately to Namibia’s independence. //Garoëb died on the evening of September 19,... Read more
Peter Mweshihange: Man for all seasons (1930 to 1998)
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Peter Mweshihange: Man for all seasons (1930 to 1998)

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Namibia’s first Minister of Defence, Peter Mweshihange, has been described as a diplomat, army general, socialite and family man. Mweshihange was one of the founding members of a group of around 30 to 40 expatriate students and about 200 casual labourers from the former South... Read more
Anton Lubowski, the white Swapo (1952 to 1989)
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Anton Lubowski, the white Swapo (1952 to 1989)

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Anton Lubowski’s death remains shrouded in mystery, but his life is hailed as that of a human rights lawyer and trade unionist, staunch in his views against racism – a paradox of a man. On September 12, 1989, bullets flying from a passing car struck... Read more

MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALISATION, TRADE AND SME DEVELOPMENT

August 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: I want to know why the ministry of trade is allowing fake products to be sold on the market by Chinese people in Namibia? The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development is responsible for the development and management of Namibia’s economic regulatory... Read more
‘I was born to run’
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‘I was born to run’

August 21st, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek When Namibia’s newly crowned Special Olympics gold medallist, Ruben Gowaseb, was a mere eight-year-old, his mother had already discovered his athletic abilities. As a young lad Ruben, though intellectually challenged, used to amaze his parents with his talent for... Read more
Namibia can emulate Finland’s successful education system
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Namibia can emulate Finland’s successful education system

August 7th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Senior New Era journalist Albertina Nakale interviewed Marika Matengu, the programme coordinator at the Embassy of Finland in Namibia, on the Finnish education system, which ranks among the best in the world. NE: The Finnish education system is among the best in the world. What... Read more
Convicted strangler prays for redemption
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Convicted strangler prays for redemption

August 7th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The man convicted and jailed for 50 years for strangling to death a Polytechnic of Namibia student four years ago told New Era in an exclusive interview last week that he is now a changed man. Gabriel Petrus, 35, was sentenced to 50 years... Read more

FA and other news

August 4th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Osire/Waterberg FA is holding a meeting today at 14:00 at the FA hall. Speakers of Standard Bank Namibia, Stanfin and Braazseed will give a speech. For further details contact Anka Visher, Tel 067 306208, hpvisher@iway.na. Summerdown FA is holding a member meeting today 4 at... Read more